2017 YOUTH DAY at Six Flags Great Adventure
The Annual Diocesan Youth Day will again take place at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson NJ on Thursday, 24 August 2017. The day is open to all Orthodox Youth and their friends, from elementary school age to college students. Information & REGISTER NOW >>>
SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP: a “Jewell” in Upstate New York
Our diocesan Summer Camp offers a uniquely Orthodox experience in a beautiful setting on the shore of Oneida Lake in Jewell NY (north of Syracuse). Children are offered 5 one-week sleep-over sessions from 2 July to 5 August 2017. Daily worship, religious education, fun, and fellowship highlight each session as enduring bonds and friendships are formed. “My experience at Saint Andrew’s Camp was life-changing,” said Father Ken James Stavrevsky of Rochester NY. See “Upcoming Events” on this website for details and registration.
Celebrating 65 Years of Christ-centered Marriage
On Sunday, 21 May 2017, the Feast-day of Saints Constantine and Helen, His Eminence, Archbishop Michael visited Christ the Saviour Church in Paramus NJ to celebrate the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and honor Archpriest John and Matushka Eugenia Nehrebecki on their 65th Wedding Anniversary.
DISTINGUISHED DIOCESAN BENEFACTORS
The days of summer bring sunshine and warmth throughout the diocese as flowers blossom and nature reflects new life. As we approach the middle of this year, upcoming Parish Council and Church School Conferences, the Diocesan Youth Day, preparations for another academic year at seminaries and our Diaconal Formation Program remind us of our common work in the Lord’s vineyard. Much of this is only possible thanks to our Distinguished Diocesan Benefactors. You are invited to join them! Learn about the DDB >>>
- Archpastoral Letter for Holy Pentecost 2017
PENTECOST: Archpastoral Letter from Archbishop Michael
His Eminence, Archbishop Michael has issued an Archpastoral Letter to the faithful of the diocese for the Feast-Day of Holy Pentecost celebrated on 4 June 2017. In part, he writes: "How clearly we see the Trinity in God’s plan of salvation. 'God (the Father) so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son (Jesus) that whoever believes in Him may not perish but have life everlasting' (John 3:16). Then Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to abide with us forever."